Kevin McCullough of Mazow McCullough discusses distracted driving, and how it only takes a second of distraction for an accident to occur.
We’re all familiar with the cliché that “it only takes a second”. When it comes to driving a motor vehicle, and causing a collision involving injuries or death, it truly is accurate, and it really does only take a second. Driving a motor vehicle is difficult enough with all of the distractions going on around you, paying attention to your speed, what’s ahead of you, and pedestrians who may be crossing the street. It becomes even more difficult when people try to multitask, including using a cell phone. Whether it’s checking your email, checking incoming text messages, or sending a text message, it’s something that can wait and should wait.
People who are involved in motor vehicle collisions while using their phone will readily tell you how they should have waited, or they could have waited, before accessing their phone or using their phone. When you’re driving a motor vehicle, please be mindful of those on the roadway ahead of you and pedestrians who may be looking to cross the street. Be safe, be careful, wait before you access your phone or send that text message.4